These seed beads are specially cut three times, then sent off to get a Picasso finish and then they have been sent off yet again to be fire polished. The process is exhausting and expensive, but the results are stunning!!! Size 6/0. Made in the Czech Republic. Great for unique Kumihimo projects! Sold in mini hanks that have approximately 40 grams per hank. Sold at a discounted price! Great value for these special beads!